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Well our prayers for snow in support of the winter carnival (this Sunday January 28th, 2024) seem to have been answered just in time. Not sure what the winter carnival is?
The Winter Carnival is a FREE indoor/outdoor community event held every winter at Maki Park and includes many family friendly activities including skating, outdoor fire pit, outdoor games and concessions run by our local Scouts troop. Back for 2024 (for those with a sweet tooth) will be a silent cake auction in support of Guides. There are activities throughout the day (see below) and most of all, it’s a lot of fun!
Some of the activities we have planned for this year can be found below:
10:00am to 12:00pm – Horse drawn sleigh ride
11:45-12:30 – Musical Act
12:30-2:30 – Mad Science
Throughout event: Kids arts and crafts and play area
Throughout event: Fire Pit and Marshmallow Roasting
Throughout event: Games
Events like the Winter Carnival bring people of all ages together and create an atmosphere where people can connect with their neighbours.
However, we wouldn’t be able to serve our community in this way without important partners/sponsors like Patti Brown of ReMax Realty and Tim Hewson of Royal LePage who help to fund these events and ensure we have a great community skate rink to enjoy.
Looking forward to seeing you all there around the fire!
AGM Pulse Survey Results and Call to Action!!
I’d like to provide a brief rundown of our pulse survey results which we conducted at the AGM. The results of this survey show that out of those who attended and completed the pulse survey, the clear area of primary concern is “Intensification/Development”, followed closely by the “Environment”. Rounding out the top five issues are 1 Corkstown, Public Transportation and then Community Events. Traffic Calming was the last priority of those listed on the survey.
What I believe this highlights is the importance of the work that our Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Committee does to help keep our community informed of new developments. They’re our team responsible for researching the impact zoning changes and bylaw updates have on the future development of our neighbourhood. They’re also often the lead pen lobbying on behalf of the community and doing their best to represent our interests.
If this is an area of interest to you, I’d like to highlight our TIP committee is always looking for new members!
Secondly, the pulse survey helped to highlight an area where we’re currently lacking dedicated leadership – the environment. If this is something you think you could be motivated to take on or chip in with, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help get you set up.
Again thank you everyone who attended the AGM and responded to the survey.